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DIY Gift Card Holder

Today I wanted to share my DIY Gift Card Holder with you. I designed my own gift card holders and topped them off with cute paper bows. This will be a great template for future gift cards – want to make your own? Read on for the tutorial! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio White and pink cardstock Glue Step One: Cutting Out A Bow 1. Open up your Silhouette Studio®. 2. Select the Page Setup Window and adjust your Page Settings to fit your paper size. 3. Download/open your 3D bow…

Favorite Projects To Get Ready For Summer

Well hello, June! Thank you, Mother Nature, for the fabulous Florida spring weather. Now, it’s time to get ready for some summer fun! Beach days occupy most of our summer bucket list around here, but we like to have other fun things to look forward to, as well. Need some summer prep ideas too? Check out my top favorite ideas from this very blog to get you started. Monogrammed Beach Bag We definitely “need” a new monogrammed bag to tote some beach goodies down by the water, right? It’s no problem achieving that with Heat Transfer and a blank canvas bag….

Mother’s Day Card

Hello friends, Today we get to celebrate those very special women in our lives!! Our Moms!!! I want to share with you this card that I created and a cute little gift box to go along with it.   Supplies: Silhouette CAMEO® Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Adhesive Backed Cardstock Silhouette Sketch Pens Love You Mom card Design ID #59090 Pendant Charm Gift Box Design ID #45888 Heart & Butterfly Design ID #185812 3D Rolled Rosebud Design ID #116427   STEP ONE: Create Sketch element I wanted to add a sketched lined around the edges of the cut out words on the front of the…

Surprise Your Guests With This Gender Reveal Project

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE watching gender-reveal videos and announcements—even random people’s announcements online. They are just so fun and creative to watch. When I had my daughter, my husband and I chose to do a cake gender reveal that had the color of the gender inside! It was pink. And now my daughter is almost two, and boy does time sure fly. Today I am going to show you how to make the cutest gender reveal scratch-off sticker cards with Silhouette’s printable scratch-off sticker sheets. Step One: Create Your Design I chose to make a cute…

Properly Care For Your Silhouette Blade

Caring for your Silhouette blade will ensure the longest life possible. You’ll know it’s time for a new blade when performance declines. I’ve been known to always keep a brand new blade waiting on deck. I’ve also been known to keep a blade past it’s prime in case of crafting emergency. I think this qualifies as supply hoarding! Let’s review some Silhouette Blade basics: STEP ONE: BE CAREFUL Even though they look really cute in that chic marshmallow housing, the Silhouette Blade is incredibly sharp and will cut you. Take care when handling, adjusting the blade and storing when not…

Quick, Cute, And Easy Last Minute Valentine’s Day Crafts

Hi crafty friends! I don’t know about you but I *love* Valentine’s Day, everything about it! Some of my favorite memories of growing up with my sister are the times when she helped me make my Valentine’s Day cards. She always made sure I had the cutest cards in class. Today, I’ll be showing you three quick, cute, and easy last minute Valentine’s Day ideas for all you busy crafters out there. Things you will need: Silhouette CAMEO® 3 or other Silhouette cutting machine Bright colored cardstock paper Inkjet Printer Printable White Sticker Paper Printable Heat Transfer Material Mini canvas drawstring…

How To Use Weed Lines In Silhouette Studio®Business Edition

Hello friends! Connie here, and I am going to show you all how to use an amazing feature found only in Silhouette Studio® Business Edition 3: Automated Weed Lines. This feature is especially great to have when you are working with vinyl. I find that weed lines help me to minimize vinyl waste because I am able to weed each piece section-by-section instead of trying to weed the entire piece at once. As mentioned above, the weed lines feature can only be found in the Business Edition version of Silhouette Studio® and it is the icon with ‘Ab’ symbol around…

How The Offset Tool Can Up Your Holiday Game

The offset tool is your best friend when it comes to paper crafting. It adds dimension, depth, and interest to every single project that otherwise might end up flat and boring. No one wants boring. Today, I’ll show you how to use the offset tool to create these inset holiday gift tags that put the fun in funky. 😉 Here’s the cast of characters: Cardstock (various colors) Silhouette CAMEO® Glue String STEP ONE: SETTING UP DESIGNS As always, I started by setting up my designs in Silhouette Studio®. It always helps me to set up everything in the design space…

Fun And Festive Thanksgiving Magnets

Hello friends! Today I am going to show you all how to create some very cute Thanksgiving magnets using Silhouette Printable Magnet Sheets. I absolutely *LOVE* this specialty media. I think it is my new fave material to work with–sorry vinyl! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® Printer Silhouette Printable Magnet Sheets “Turkey” (Design ID #64666) “Give Thanks” (Design ID #154825) “Keep Calm and Gobble On” (Design ID #101600) Step One: Open A New Document Open up Silhouette Studio®. Open up the Design Page settings tab. Change the size of your virtual paper to match with the size of…

Pumpkin Pie To-go Box

Spicing Up Projects With Printable Patterns

Who’s ready for pumpkin pie? I dream of my mom’s pumpkin chiffon pie from Halloween until Thanksgiving. It’s that good. I wouldn’t send you home with turkey (that’s sacred), but I’d graciously send you on your way with pie leftovers. I found this delightful pumpkin pie box design in the Silhouette Design Store. Don’t you just love when the design store exceeds your expectations? I was searching for a wedge triangular box and—there it was! An exact pie replica paper design.  Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® (or Portrait or Curio) Cardstock (brown) Printer Silhouette Double-Sided Adhesive (or glue) Silhouette Printable Adhesive Kraft…

Thanksgiving Place Cards

Did you know that heat transfer can be used on a variety of media? There are so many options outside of fabric. Today I’m showing you how to create easy, beautiful Thanksgiving place cards using heat transfer on wood. It adheres beautifully—and once you’re all done with Thanksgiving dinner, you can simply attach a ribbon to the back and turn them into ornaments for the tree. I love a double-duty craft! Supplies Needed: Wood Slices (found at craft stores) Silhouette CAMEO® 12-Inch Glitter Heat Transfer (black) Ratchet Blade (included with your CAMEO) Iron (or heat press) Archer Font (ID #151172)…

CAMEO + Mint = Dream Team

My love for the CAMEO runs deep y’all. The machine is a powerhouse and there isn’t a project out there that wouldn’t benefit from a little CAMEO love. That being said, now that I have the Mint one of my favorite things to do is use the two together to create one of a kind projects. Today I’m going to show you how to quickly throw together cute Halloween party favors for all of those upcoming class parties. If you’ve never used the Mint before, first check out this post to familiarize yourself with its magic.   What you’ll need: Silhouette…